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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Goring say it's a good thing for most of us that life is not?
(a) Fair.
(b) Long.
(c) Short.
(d) Easy.

2. What does Mrs. Cheveley want Sir Robert to say about the Argentine Canal project?
(a) It is unsafe.
(b) It would improve international relations.
(c) It would be a great international value.
(d) It would be a waste of money.

3. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say will have the loathsome joy of dragging Sir Robert down in the mud and mire?
(a) The English parliament.
(b) Lady Chiltern.
(c) Baron Arnheim.
(d) The English newspapers.

4. How does Mrs. Cheveley say she stays young and beautiful?
(a) By talking to perfectly charming people.
(b) By marrying wealthy men.
(c) By using lots of moisturizer.
(d) By avoiding dull parties.

5. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) Careful planning.
(b) Circumstances.
(c) His wife.
(d) Her good luck.

6. What does Lord Goring say he gets rid of as soon as possible?
(a) Money.
(b) The truth.
(c) Wise thoughts.
(d) Women.

7. During the Chiltern's dinner party, where does Mrs. Cheveley say she will be the next night at half past eleven?
(a) At Sir Robert's door.
(b) At Baron Arnheim's house.
(c) At Gorings.
(d) In the Ladies Gallery.

8. At the dinner party in Act 1, Part 1, what does Lady Basildon think of the man who talks about his wife during dinner?
(a) He is very kind.
(b) He is rude.
(c) He is very loving.
(d) He is terribly trivial.

9. For what reason does Mrs. Cheveley say she returned to London in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) To meet Sir Robert.
(b) To find a husband.
(c) To see Lady Chiltern.
(d) To visit relatives.

10. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Mabel say about Mrs. Cheveley after she leaves?
(a) She is very intelligent.
(b) She is a lovely woman.
(c) She is a horrid woman.
(d) She has beautiful clothes.

11. Which character says she's a little too old now to trouble about setting a good example?
(a) Lady Chiltern.
(b) Mabel.
(c) Lady Markby.
(d) Mrs. Cheveley.

12. According to Mabel, what is London society comprised of?
(a) Beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics.
(b) Brilliant idiots and beautiful lunatics.
(c) Beautiful geniuses.
(d) Boring socialites.

13. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?
(a) It distracts public attention from their own.
(b) They like juicy gossip.
(c) It makes them feel better.
(d) It gives them something to talk about.

14. What request does Mrs. Cheveley make of Sir Robert concerning the report he is to give to the House of Commons?
(a) She asks him to withdraw it.
(b) She asks him to wait one more day.
(c) She asks him to go ahead with it.
(d) She asks if she can attend with him.

15. What does Lady Chiltern say gives one an instinct to things?
(a) Experience.
(b) Education.
(c) Social standing.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?

2. Who takes charge of the item Mabel finds in the couch?

3. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say taught her to play fairly when one has the winning cards?

4. What reason does Mrs. Cheveley give Sir Robert for not giving him time to consider her offer?

5. What is the message in the letter that Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?

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